SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.

Camiant, Inc.

February 03, 2010 09:17 ET

Camiant Announces PCRF Advancements for a Large Scale LTE Deployment in 2010

Camiant's 3GPP Release 8 & 9 Compliant Policy Control Solution Now Generally Available on Latest Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture

MARLBOROUGH, MA and MAIDENHEAD, UK--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control technology -- in preparation for a large scale Long Term Evolution (LTE) deployment in 2010 -- today announced that its leading solution, the Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE), fully compliant with 3GPP* Release 8 and 9, is now generally available on the latest RadiSys Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) platform for next generation mobile providers.

The Camiant MPE ATCA solution delivers sophisticated policy management into complex telecommunications environments with the performance and reliability expected from a first-rate, carrier-grade hardware platform. The Camiant MPE ATCA-ready platform uses the RadiSys Promentum 6000 chassis and its latest compute blade, the Promentum 4500, which utilizes Intel's recent Nehalem architecture for CPU and memory enhancements and 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. With this solution, Camiant has further solidified its leadership in evolving mobile networks towards LTE and beyond.

With the increasing sophistication of next generation networks, compliance with 3GPP industry standards has become essential. Camiant has supported the latest 3GPP releases, Releases 8 and 9, since May 2009. 3GPP Release 8 includes requirements for LTE networks, while Release 9 defines volume-tracking and layer 7 capabilities, critical next steps in preparing carrier networks to dynamically control high value, broadband services. The release 9 standard enables operators to apply policy based usage controls without the need to integrate a charging system into the solution. Camiant's MPE is ahead of the curve, having already been deployed as an EU (European Union) roaming control solution. Camiant was a major author in the standardization of Releases 8 and 9, in support of Tier 1 operators in North America and Europe.

Camiant also announced the MPE has completed interoperability testing with numerous leading vendors using multiple 3GPP interfaces including:

-- Gx for policy enforcement points, including Packet Data Gateways (PGW),
   Gateway GPRS Support Nodes (GGSN), Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
   systems, and multi-service proxies (MSP)
-- Rx for SIP and IMS systems such as Proxy Call Session Control Functions
   (P-CSCF) and Session Border Controllers (SBC)
-- Sh for subscriber databases, including Home Subscriber Servers (HSS) and
   Subscriber Profile Repositories (SPF)

"As LTE approaches wide-scale deployment in mobile networks, Camiant is ready to apply our extensive knowledge and leading edge technology to the industry's most progressive mobile operators," said Mark DelSesto, Vice President of Product Management. "Providers are readying themselves to realize the full benefits of broadband communications, and we're thoroughly prepared to help them achieve those benefits as quickly as possible."

About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution, compliant with 3GPP*'s Release 8 and Release 9 Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) specifications, empowers broadband service providers to dynamically manage their networks, ensuring efficient and high quality delivery of broadband data services, IP based communication services and rich media content. Network operators worldwide leverage Camiant's vendor independence and policy expertise to deliver high value applications and services while containing capital and operational costs associated with the growing demands of a broadband infrastructure.

Camiant's market-leading Multimedia Policy Engine is the policy control solution of choice for over 30 fixed and mobile broadband operators worldwide including Comcast, Cox Communications, Sprint and Vodafone. For more information, visit or follow the company on

* 3GPP is a registered trademark of European Telecommunications Standards Institute.